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Bangkok Flooding Worsens, Crisis Nears

City center threatened as airport floods

The worst flooding in Thailand's history has breached a dike at one of Bangkok's two main airports and threatens to inundate downtown Bangkok. Residents of the city's northern neighborhoods, parts of which are under several feet of water, are being evacuated. Bangkok's mayor has warned that up to five feet of water could inundate the downtown area this weekend as sea levels rise and imperil hundreds of thousands of the city's nine million residents. Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport is still operating.

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